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It is fitting that the abundant Sichuan gave birth to Bianlian (face-changing), an ancient art form of opera and also a kind of magic, for it is a land of many guises. Travelers coming to Sichuan can experience modern face with bustling ring road, see the lovely giant pandas, and appreciate a wide variety of beautiful landscape including sacred & mysterious mountains, fairyland of alpine valley, blue-green lakes, vast landscape of plateau grassland, glacial mountains where Tibetan culture still thrives, beautiful waterfalls, limestone caves, evergreen bamboo forests…Once stepping on the Land of Abundance, you can enjoy the fun of travel as much as you can.
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Traveling Sichuan can be easy, but planning ahead can help you make most of your holiday. Our Sichuan Trip Planner is here to help you focus on what must do and see, where to stay, when to go, where to eat and more practical information you need to know before you go.
Want to kick off your Chengdu trip now but don't know how to plan. Here are our best Chengdu trip guide, well-arranged itineraries and practical trip notes to help you plan an ideal Chengdu experience. There are a lot - visit panda, sichuan gourmet...
Visiting the cute giant pandas in China would be the once in a lifetime experience. Check our panda guide to know where is the suitable place to see pandas, when is the best time and panda volunteer program...
How to plan a Leshan trip? As a local travel agency based in Chengdu, we have rich experience in offering tailor-made Leshan Giant Buddha tour packages. Our best Leshan Trip Planner is here to help you figure out the highlights, transportation, itinerary and practical travel tips of Leshan Trip.
Wondering how to plan a reasonable tour to Mount Emei. Chins Discovery is here to give the best Emeishan trip planner. As a travel agency based in Chengdu, we master the most practical Emeishan travel information. Just start to plan your own Emeishan tour with us now.
The best scenery always cannot be appreciated easily. Here we give you the best Jiuzhaigou Valley trip planner to guide you to plan a better experience. No matter it's your first time to Jiuzhaigou Valley or not, just follow our planning ideas and start your unforgettable trip in this fairtale-like land.
Sichuan is a wonderful province with a mind-whirring number of places to explore and part of which makes travel to Sichuan so addictive. Nature, culture, adventure... Check the top 20 must-see tourist attractions and you will be able to indulge in somewhere in Sichuan.
Do panda volunteer grogram, climb sacred Mount Emei for a sunrise, photograph in fairytale Jiuzhaigou Valley, taste Sichuan cuisine, explore Ancient Shu history and culture, enjoy Sichuan opera, taste Sichuan cuisine, enjoy a clooking class...yes, life will be colorful in Sichuan.
There is no other trip like this - you can totally get involved in volunteering with the adorable pandas, with the best interpretation of the harmony between human and animal. Learn how to rescue sick panda outside, feed pandas, clean panda houses, making panda cakes, more activities to contact with panda...
Have you ever heard about “Playing with Sichuan Cuisine”? You may wonder Sichuan Cuisine is one of the most famous kinds of Chinese food to eat, how can we play with it? There is a special place to experience comprehensive Sichuan cuisine culture as well as do the cooking class.
World Heritage Sites, recognized by UNESCO, are cultural or natural sites or both of Exceptional Universal Value. These sites are important and significant across countries and generation. Till the end of 2019, there are five heritage located in Sichuan. Check details...
Sichuan in southwestern China is one of the top tourist regions in China, the capital city - Chengdu is the most brilliant signature all over the world. However, move farther from Chengdu, different terrain, climate and local people creates much more less-known terrific natural vista worthy your explore.
Are you planning a trip in Spring? Spring awakes one year with the defrost mountain, sprouting buds, fragrant blossom, and tweeting birds, and Sichuan is far more than these. With comfortable temperature and a vast land from the basin to the plateau steeply stretching from east to west for you to hike, discover and explore.
Sichuan Province is located in the transition zone between Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, leading to its diverse landforms such as plateau and basin, towering mountains and rolling grasslands. Therefore, there are many choices in Sichuan to have a cool summer trip. Below are the top attraction we specially selected for your Sichuan summer trip.
With comfortable temperature and beautiful fall foliage, Sichuan presents itself with countless breathtaking sites and cultural wonders. Below are the top attractions selected for your Sichuan Trip, including best UNESCO World Nature or Culture Heritage sites, nature reserves, parks, mountains, glaciers, and other types.
Located in southwestern China, Sichuan Province is in the transition zone between Yangtze River Plain to the Qinghai Tibet Plateau, and the rapid change of the steep terrain has created the mountainous lush highlands in the west with an average altitude of more than 3000 meters, while in the middle and the East, there are basins and hills.
Generally, there are three major climate zones in Sichuan, including the subtropic humid climate in Sichuan Basin, subtropic subhumid climate in southern and western Sichuan mountain areas and alpine climate in northern and western plateaus.
To help you have a better understanding about Sichuan Province, and plan a Sichuan tour easily, we have collected some very useful Sichuan tourist maps, including Sichuan attractions map, Sichuan cities map, Chengdu attractions map...
Western Sichuan refers to the land in the west of Chengdu Plain, and it is mainly composed of Aba and Garze. You can go as Chengdu - Dujiangyan - Yinxiu - Wolong - Siguniangshan - Xiaojin - Danba - Bamei - Tagong - Xinduqiao - Kangding - Luding - Ya'an - Chengdu.
According to many foreign friends' feedbacks and local Chengdu people's recommendations, here are listed Top 10 Sichuan food and Chengdu local snacks for your reference. Hold your breath when you appreciate these delicacies.
You want to see the old buildings and feel the ancient culture of Sichuan? The ancient towns that are all well preserved till now are your best choices for that purpose. Have a basic understanding about the top 10 ancient towns in Sichuan and select your favorite covered into your Sichuan tour.
To explore Taoism in Sichuan, you should know deeply about the famous Taoist mountains and temples and famous Taoist masters in history. Please check the following top famous Taoist mountains and Taoist temples in Sichuan. If you are interested in visiting one of them, please feel free to tell us.
Museum visiting is much recommended for students as the rare chance to learn deep about Sichuan out of book, and discover something educational, incredible and useful. Following are Top 7 greatest museums for you to get brief, correct, interesting and knowledgeable information...
Want to know what other travelers visited most in Chengdu? Interested to find some top recommended attractions which are top rated by real users at TripAdvisor? Following is the list of Top 10 Attractions in Chengdu by TripAdvisor. Check their locations, prices and reviews.
Beautiful natural landscape seems to be an impossible thing in a modern metropolises. But In Chengdu,you always can find a place to get close to our mother nature. And in different season, you have beautiful natural landscape of forest, lakes, grasslands, forests, and snow to enjoy...
There are dozens of things to do in a Chengdu park – leisure walking, sightseeing, drinking a cup of Chinese Tea, watching various performance, chatting with locals… So which park is the most recommended to explore local Chengdu culture? Following are the brief suggestions and the best one is People's Park in city center.
There are other 27 Buddhist temples, some of them are large and very old in traditional style and built on hillsides, including Baoguo Temple, Fuhu Temple, Qingyin Pavilion, Wannian Temple, etc. Among these temples, there are 8 temples with greatest importance.
Besides Chengdu, there are some other destinations in Sichuan well worth your visit. Transfer to the following destinations and explore the World Heritage Sites – Leshan Giant Buddha & Mount Emei, Jiuzhaigou Valley, Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Mount Qingcheng. Discover now!
Different travelers come to Sichuan for different reasons and many of them usually do 2~5 days trip by visiting Chengdu as well as Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Emei, OR Jiuzhaigou Valley and Huanglong National Park, OR Dujiangyan Irrigation System and Mount Qingcheng, etc. that you can pick your favored tours from our classic and popular Sichuan tour packages. If you have your own travel style, like hiking, photography, cultural exploration, you’ll get a tour from our Sichuan themed tours.
Chengdu / Sichuan Cuisine Museum / Chengdu
Chengdu / Jianmenguan / Langzhong / Chengdu
Chengdu / Dujiangyan Panda Base / Chengdu
Chengdu / Pixian / Chengdu
Chengdu / Leshan / Mount Emei / Chengdu
Chengdu / Wolong / Mount Siguniang / Danba / Tagong / Xinduqiao / Kangding / Chengdu
Chengdu / Huanglong / Jiuzhaigou
Chengdu / Siguniangshan / Jinchuan / Danba / Tagong / Xinduqiao / Leshan / Chengdu
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